The Toxic hitmaker has been a part of the songwriting process for at least one track on each of her last five discs, contributing the most to her 2003 project In the Zone, including her Madonna duet, Me Against the Music.
Spears is not credited as a writer on any of the tunes from her seventh studio album, prompting some detractors to take aim at the singer for relying on the talents of others to produce hits for her.
But collaborator Heather Bright, who co-wrote Femme Fatale's Trouble for Me, insists few pop stars actually come up with their own lyrics and Spears should be applauded for not forcing her songwriters into giving her credit just so she can take a cut of the royalties.
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The feat ties Britney for the third-most number one albums among women with Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson. Only Barbra Streisand (nine) and Madonna (seven) have landed more at the top.
It's also a great week for rapper Wiz Khalifa, who debuts Rolling Papers at number two with impressive first-week sales of 197,000.
Adele's 21 stays put at three, while last week's number one from Chris Brown (F.A.M.E.) slips to four on the new countdown.
Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss is using her horrific drug experiences to prepare for her movie role as a heroin-addicted fortune teller.
The ex-fiancee of actor TOM SIZEMORE - who now hosts a saucy American radio show - is delighted about her ambitious part in indie horror film ALIEN 51.
Fleiss says, "I get scripts and all different things across the board every day. Sometimes I like them and sometimes I don't, and I read this script and loved it."
Continue reading: Fleiss Signs Up For Film Role In Alien Movie
Hollywood madam-turned-actress Heidi Fleiss is still giving money to the lesbian prison inmate she romanced during her 1997 jail stint.
The ex-prostitute had a steamy relationship with the Jennifer Lopez lookalike while she was serving time for tax evasion and money laundering, and she's still devoted to helping her cellmate.
Fleiss tells American cult movie magazine Femme Fatale, "I had my lovergirl. She looked like J.LO, but she was the boss.
Continue reading: Fleiss Still Paying Gay Prison 'Lovergirl'
The blonde star filmed the sexy scenes with the Spanish hunk in the 2002
movie Femme Fatale and was joined on-set constantly by her husband, actor JOHN
But that didn't stem the flow of rumours claiming that Antonio's wife
Melanie Griffith was seething at the passionate pretence.
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There's very much a strength of conviction in remaining what you were, but arguably more so in becoming what you want to be.
The BBC drama starring Aidan Turner returns to BBC One on September 4th.
Guns N' Roses were detained at the Canadian border last week for gun possession but they're adamant the weapon didn't belong to them.
The show is up for 12 awards altogether.
Benedict Cumberbatch's success elsewhere could prove to be bad news for the show.
Gene Simmons has poured cold water on rumours the original KISS line up will reunite.